AND circuit


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to AND circuit: parallel circuit

AND circuit

(ænd) or

AND gate

n
(Computer Science) computing a logic circuit having two or more input wires and one output wire that has a high-voltage output signal if and only if all input signals are at a high voltage simultaneously: used extensively as a basic circuit in computers. Compare NAND circuit, NOR circuit, OR circuit
[C20: so named because the action performed on electrical signals is similar to the operation of the conjunction and in logical constructions]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.AND circuit - a circuit in a computer that fires only when all of its inputs fireAND circuit - a circuit in a computer that fires only when all of its inputs fire
logic gate, gate - a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs